Water: the organic lip filler!

 


8 reasons to have 8 glasses every single day
- No, not wine!

 

It’s funny how 8 glasses of water a day seems impossible but 8 glasses of wine can be done in one meal!

 

All natural collagen support

Skin is 64% water. Water plumps up the skin, causing wrinkles and pores to, more or less, get filled in. What’s more, a variety of structures in the skin that support collagen require water to work effectively, says Julius Few, M.D., director of The Few Institute and clinical professor of plastic surgery at the University of Chicago.

Water supporting collagen - it's the organic lip filler, who knew?

 

Are you hungry?

Did you know that hunger is often confused for dehydration? Nourish your body with a glass of water between meals to keep from unnecessary snacking and to help raise your metabolism during the day.

HMMM should we choose water or cola? Get out of the 90’s and stop packing on those unwanted kilo’s. Infused water has zero calories and is the new “It’s the real thing” slogan for the 20’s. Now don’t get me wrong, warm water with a squeeze of lemon first thing in the am is great for the digestives but we’re loving honey dew and lime infused still water atm. We’ve found some great recipes on Deliciously Organic  If you’re wanting a quick go-to you should try infused tea. Brands such as T2 have endless flavour possibilities to make in their ready custom tea infuser drink bottles.

 

Relieves digestive problems

Water is a key component of digestion and ensures the proper absorption of nutrients. Water also keeps food moving through the intestines. If you don’t have enough water in your body, water is reabsorbed from the colon….leading to hard stools and constipation. Water in conjunction with fibre can make things run a lot… well...smoother. Combat dehydration by distributing your water intake throughout the day and night for a happy gut. 

 

Nature’s cleanser

This one is a no brainer - Help your kidneys excrete urine and daily toxins. Drop those harmful cleanses and detoxes in lieu of the best natural cleanser of all, water!

Feeling sluggish after a Sunday sesh with the girls? Chugg some H20.

 

Boosts workouts

Exercise is hard work so make sure you are drinking water for the best results!  A lack of water doesn't allow us to burn fat cells effectively. Normal blood circulation that enriches cells with oxygen isn't possible because of the water shortage. So start your routine fully hydrated!  Muscle pain occurs after a good workout. But if you don't drink enough water, this pain could last longer than just a couple of days. (Oh that day 2 burrrn after leg day) It's recommended to drink around 150-250 ml of water each 15-20 minutes. Everything depends on the exercise intensity.

 

You don’t have to lug a water bottle around all day (not really a reason, but good to know!)

If being glued to a water bottle all day just isn’t your thing, there are many fruits and vegetables that are also a great source of water. In fact, around a fifth of your daily fluid intake comes from the foods you eat. So to help you keep hydrated whilst reaching your 5-a-day try including spinach, mushrooms, red tomatoes, pineapples, cucumbers and strawberries in your diet.

 

Urinary Tract Infections (ouch)

Water consumption is amongst several measures that can be taken to reduce the risk of developing a UTI:

  • Drink lots of water and urinate frequently
  • Avoid fluids such as alcohol and caffeine that can irritate the bladder
  • Urinate shortly after sex
  • Wipe from front to back after urinating and bowel movement
  • Sanitary pads or menstrual cups are preferred to tampons
  • Avoid using any perfumed products in the genital area
  • Wear cotton underwear and loose-fitting clothing to keep the area around the urethra dry

 

Cell replenishment (it’s a very sciency reason I know)

Up to 60% of the human adult body is water. A vital nutrient to the life of every cell, water acts as a building material. The carbohydrates and proteins that our bodies use as food are metabolized and transported by water in the bloodstream. Blood volume is the amount of fluid that’s circulating in your blood vessels. Maintaining a normal blood volume is necessary for blood to be able to adequately reach all of the tissues of your body. When you’re very dehydrated, your blood volume can decrease, leading to a drop in blood pressure. When blood pressure drops too low, your organs won’t receive the oxygen and nutrients they need. 

 

"Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it." - Lao Tzu